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Nicolo Melli is leaving Fenerbahce BEKO as Adrian Wojnarowski reported first and Eurohoops sources confirm. Melli is finalizing a two-season deal and will join the Pelicans after using the NBA opt-out option on the three-year contract he signed in 2017. Fenerbahce BEKO will receive a buyout. The 28-years old Melli was also on the radar of the Atlan...

Before the hoopla that greeted the most homecoming of homecomings for Cavan Biggio, who had spent his boyhood shagging flies in Minute Maid Park, then served as an Astros bat boy while his dad sealed a Hall of Fame career with more than 3,000 hits, then starred on St. Thomas High School’s state championship teams under his dad’s obsessive coaching,...

Documentarian Matteo Zengaro ’19 received an Arkansas Traveler Certificate for helping preserve Italian-American culture in the Delta through his short films, “Con Gusto!” and “I Sopravvissuti,” at the Arkansas State Capitol in Little Rock to kick off the second annual Arkansas Italian Food and Culture Festival, held in late April at the Clinton Pr...

As we reported, San Antonio Spurs assistant coach Ettore Messina has been in serious talks to join European club Milano. Now a new report is out and it seems Messina's days in San Antonio may be coming to an end. According to a report via Sportando, the Spurs assistant coach is nearing a deal to sign with Italian team AX Armani Exchange Milano. "[T...

Friday, June 21, 2019. 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM CDT. Piazza d'Italia, 377 Poydras Street, New Orleans, LA 70130. Doors open at 6:30 pm, Performance 7:00 - 10:00 pm. Join us in the newly renovated Piazza d'Italia for an evening of opera! Our line up this year is very exciting: NOCCA student, Sophia Parigi, will perform a selection of Italian American favo...

I’ve known Joey Pennisi, who is retiring at the end of this school year after 42 years of teaching and coaching in El Paso County (including the Ysleta, El Paso and Socorro school districts), since he was a little tyke.  I watched him grow into one of the finest human beings on the planet. I used to play golf and tennis with Joey’s father, Joe, as...

On Saturday, the Bellaire Sons of Italy will host a Bocce tournament for the Special Olympics of Belmont County. Several years ago, the Special Olympics of Belmont County added Bocce to the list of it offers to individuals in the county with intellectual disabilities. Over the last few years, the sport has gained more and more interest from the ath...

Thursday, June 6, 2019. 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM CDT. American Italian Cultural Center, 537 South Peters Street, New Orleans, LA 70130. Italian food has taken its spot in the echelons of global gastronomic heritage thanks to the diaspora of millions of emigrants to key spots like New York and Buenos Aires. Through testimonies from all over the globe, we d...

Tuesday, June 4, 2019. 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM CDT. Italian Cultural & Community Center, 1101 Milford St, Houston, TX 77006. $10 ICCC Members | $15 Non-Members. Come join us for the movie screening of Ferrante Fever, a journey between New York City’s cultural hub and Ferrante’s native Italy. A short lecture overviewing Elena Ferrante's work will be held...

A man of wealth and privilege uses his position in society callously to manipulate and abuse others, with no concern for the emotional trauma he inflicts on his victims. It’s a scenario that sounds like the latest, lurid scandal coming out of Washington, D.C., or Hollywood, or even Oklahoma City. In fact, it’s a story that is more than two centu...

In its most ambitious production to date, the daring and cheeky Pacific Opera Project (POP) offered the first-ever true-to-story bilingual Madama Butterfly to three audiences here (April 6, 13, 14—seen April 13), with four more performances set for Houston later this month and in early May.  With a new libretto written by POP Artistic Director Josh...

Dallas Symphony Orchestra music director designate Fabio Luisi will step onto the podium as the orchestra’s fulltime music director orchestra in the fall of 2020. This weekend, however, he reintroduces himself to the orchestra and the audience with a set of two non-subscription concerts at Meyerson Symphony Center, the first of which took place Thu...